The Junior College Teachers Association of Maharashtra Board has informed the State Education Minister and the School Board that they will not hand over the corrected answer scripts of the Higher Secondary Exams. They refuse to do so unless a Government Resolution (GR) is issued by the state to clear their demands which had been accepted.
President of the Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Association, Anil Deshmukh, said that they had about 80 lakh corrected answer sheets with 15 lakh more being corrected. Class XII results could be delayed if no solution is found.
On February 21, 2018, the association had threatened to boycott the evaluation of the scripts if their demands were not met. They submitted a list with 24 demands that contained resolution of problems like issuing the new list of unaided colleges which are now eligible for aid, orders to fill up 171 new teaching posts, selection grade pay to be given to teachers who have completed 24 years of service, and application of the old pension scheme to teachers appointed after November 1, 2005.
While some demands were met, the government did not release any lists for promise of government aid to a few colleges. This has resulted in increased agitation among the Teachers Association.